Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 3/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier3/82
Cruise period1982-03-17 — 1982-04-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To conduct an acoustic survey of the blue whiting stocks west of the British Isles by means of echo-integration and trawl sampling.
2. To obtain single fish echo data using a dual beam transducer for the estimation of the in situ target strength of blue whiting.
3. To collect samples of sea water and deep-water fish other than blue whiting, in particular Gonostomatidae.
Chief scientistD N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 3/82 cruise report sc03_82.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificPorcupine Bank, Rockall Bank, Rosemary Bank, continental shelf edge west of Scotland and Ireland, west of Shetland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 3/82 cruise track — trk2876.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: each haul of about one hour duration for biomass determination
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: Acoustic survey of blue whiting.